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can a dog get sick from eating a snake

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Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  NancyH replied 11 years ago.
A lot depends on the kind of snake.
A snake that has venom in its fangs can cause a problem if swallowed. If it was a poisonous snake see your vet with the dog.
A nonpoisonous snake is just some extra protein for a hungry dog. It might cause some gastric upset due to the unusual meal and the rough scales etc but otherwise it shouldn't be an issue.
Hope this helps you!

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